Used as an organizational tool Contents: 3 folders spiral notebooks/composition books Pencil pouch Agenda Textbooks and binders should be carried
Lost and Found boxes are outside Mrs. McCloud’s room Remind your child to check often for lost materials, textbooks, lunchboxes, books, clothes, etc.
Please send in excuse notes Note must contain Date Child’s lunch number Parent signature Phone number Students are responsible for getting make-up work from teacher the day they return Also responsible for turning the work in
Students are required to fill out agenda for every class Many incomplete homework assignments are a result of not filling out agenda Signature is checked by teachers during advisement Students may earn after school academic detention for multiple missing assignments
School-wide discipline policy 4 behavior cards, one for each 9 weeks Points are deducted for inappropriate behaviors Determines the conduct grade for each quarter Periodically check your child’s behavior card- located in the back of the agenda
6 th grade is Earth Science Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology, and Astronomy See syllabus for a complete list of topics-1 st page in students’ binder or my website
Every Day: 1.5 inch 3 ring binder Interactive Student Notebook (spiral notebook) Writing utensil Most days: Textbook (bright pink sign outside my door on the days the textbook is needed) “Grace period” for forgotten materials ends this week. Students may return to lockers but will lose 2 points on their behavior card for being unprepared for class.
Science (and Reading) www.pearsonsuccessnet.com www.pearsonsuccessnet.com Username: Students’ computer login at school (user initials and number, lowercase and no spaces) Password: success2014
Left side pages we complete in class (notes) Right side pages are for students to process and interact with new information Creative opportunities
5 dividers just for Science Intro Unit, Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Extra Paper Please do not clean out or throw away science papers from your child’s binder We will clean out and store papers at the end of each semester All assignments will be used to review and study for quarterly benchmark tests, midterm exam, final exam, and GA Milestone (formerly GCRCT)
In order to be the most successful, students must put forth the effort starting at the beginning of school.
Vocabulary Flash cards (word on front, definition on back) Study Guides Complete fully before test and use it to study Flash cards (question on front, answer on back) Complete homework Extension of notes and classwork Comprehension and application questions Homework assignments already not being completed (or not completed well)
Agenda Write down homework, upcoming quizzes, tests, long-term assignments My Website Daily homework; notes; study guides; helpful websites; games; links to online science book, OAS, and Family Portal Family Portal Immediate, online information for grades Can alert you with failing grades Encouraged to register
Opportunity for every student to improve test grades on every test (no corrections on vocab test tomorrow) Template on my website More than just correcting the answer-it’s work! Potential to improve class average by several points
Turned in complete and on time to receive full credit Accepted late but points deducted 11 points per day No credit after 3 days Reminder: Please check your child’s agenda to make sure homework is being completed, especially if your child is receiving zeros for homework grades. NHI (not handed in) recorded in gradebook until assignment is turned in
Classwork: Work not finished in class becomes homework and will then follow the homework policy. Projects/Long term assignments: Assignment is reduced 11 points for every day it is turned in late. No credit after three days NHI (not handed in) recorded in gradebook for any assignment not turned in
Stamps are to keep you informed Received when any assignment is not complete or on-time “Late” implies after the scheduled time for class to begin
Email is the best way to get in touch with me Checked periodically throughout the day Link on ET Booth Website
If you have specific questions or concerns about your child’s performance, we encourage you to contact your child’s homeroom/advisement teacher to set up a conference. We look forward to speaking with you at a later date.